Inside Bay Schools June 2016

Our monthly news roundup... June 2016
Congratulations to the Class of 2016!

It turned out to be a perfectly beautiful evening as 175 Bay High seniors received their diplomas on Tuesday, May 31, while proud parents, grandparents, K-12 teachers and other supporters watched and celebrated the students' crowning achievement. Class speakers Hannah Downing and Marin Kirk brought inspiration and laughter to the event. Board president Amy Huntley addressed the class as a fellow alumnus. Superintendent Clint Keener told a story that illustrated how students can leave their own mark on the world. Principal Jason Martin recognized a myriad of honors and awards the students had earned. And after the Senior Choraleers gave their last performance together, Class President Nicholas Hardy led the turning of the tassels.


You can watch the commencement ceremony, and share it with your friends, HERE.

Making news . . .
Destination Imagination team wins top Global Finals prize!


The Crew team from Bay Middle School won First Place in their Destination Imagination category at the Global Finals. Pictured left-to-right, front row: James Chilton, Iain Ray, Annie Davenport, Patrick Lehane; back row: team manager Julie Meadows, Maeve Ransom, Finn Meadows, James Fowles, team manager Kim Ray. (Photo courtesy of Destination Imagination.)

Destination Imagination advisor Marian Harmount excitedly reports: 1,464 teams. 21 Countries. 8,000+ students. ONE first place team from Bay Village, Ohio!

The Crew placed first in the world, elementary level, in their challenge, The Meme Event.

These fifth-graders had to complete a service project and then make a presentation about it. First, the team raised money to donate to refugee families living in Lakewood. Then, they arrived at the Destination Imagination Global Finals and made their presentation. On reason it was memorable was because they rhymed the entire script.

More details on all four teams competing at the Globals at and on our first-place team at:

Best wishes to new retirees and 25-year staff members

The Bay Village Board of Education honored staff members retiring this year and those marking 25 years of service.

Retiring staff members include custodian Terry Carney, educational aide Debra Ehas, Bay Middle School French teacher Barbara Krebs, second-grade teacher Jeani Parr, and Glenview teacher Elaine Schultz.

Celebrating 25 years of service are second-grade teacher Stacey Evans, eigth-grade math teacher Julia Papcke Russell, and Bay Middle School art teacher Gloria Wilder.


Teachers honored at Board of Education meeting, left-to-right: Jeani Parr, Barb Krebs, Gloria Wilder and Julia Papcke Russell.

  Staff honored

Staff members, with Supt. Clint Keener, honored at BTA-hosted party: Danielle Stuhr (at left, who is leaving for a new career), Debby Ehas (center right) and Barb Krebs (far right).

Making news . . .
Great inaugural year for Bay High Video Production Studio

Thanks to a generous donation by the Bay Village Education Foundation, Bay High has a thriving Video Production Studio.

Read more about what students are learning and producing in this article.

You can also watch the complete second-semester season of the student-produced news/announcement program, "Ground Control," online HERE.


Making news . . .
Mrs. Fishers' restaurant fun learning, community event

Westerly third-grade teacher, Martha Fisher, has her class host and run a "restaurant" at the end of every school year.

Students apply for various jobs like servers, cooks, cashiers, hosts and even the CEO. Math is a much-used skill in every job, and that skill is put to the test as the third-graders run a real restaurant for one evening which serves parents and community members.

Read more about this tradition at Westerly Elementary School coverage HERE.


Westerly Elementary School third grade students Tommy Mack (left) and Luke Bittinger serve hotdogs at the Math Busters Restaurant event. (Photo courtesy of Amy Reed)

Making news . . .
Citizens Advisory Committee studies blended learning


The Bay Village Schools’ 12-member Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) has, for more than two decades, served in an advisory capacity to our Board of Education. Members complete research and make recommendations about a wide range of educational and administrative issues, such as literature-based reading programs, benchmarking in assessing our educational program, transportation, student fees, safety, and many other aspects of our schools.

This year, the CAC delved into the topic of "blended learning." Read more details in the story.

The CAC is accepting applications for the 2016-17 academic year. Download an application HERE. Return by July 15, 2016.

Pictured at left: Kelly Sommers presents the CAC results to the Bay Village Board of Education.

More Bay High athletes compete at state level

Bechtel MacMillan

Bay High seniors Olivia Bechtel and Kyle MacMillan were given a final send-off at Bay High to the state finals track and field meet.


Olivia Bechtel was State Runner-up at the recent state track meet for long jump -- she placed 2nd with a jump of 18' 2 1/4" (she missed first-place by only 1/4"). She also placed 4th in the 400 meter dash and 8th in the 200 meter dash. Kyle MacMillan finished 10th in 4:26 in the 1600 meter run. Great strong finish to a great season! The two athletes have represented Bay High 15 times collectively at state level competitions during their careers!

Junior Adam Krueger qualified to play tennis at the state level for the second year in a row!


Bay High junior Adam Krueger qualified and
competed in tennis at the state level this year.

Bay High Juried Art Show Winners

View this stunning work
now online in this short video -
some of the very best creations
by our Bay High artists.

Art Show

Middle School writers compete at state level


Read these wonderful stories, now online in our Power of the Pen Magazine!


On Friday, May 27, our Bay Middle School Power of the Pen competition writing team traveled to the College of Wooster to compete in the Power of the Pen State Finals. More than 700 writers from 270 schools in Ohio participated in the all-day writing tournament. Students from grades 7 and 8 competed in three 35-minute writing rounds, each with a different prompt.

Representing Bay Middle School at the State Tournament were: ­7th graders – Jossi Meaux, Kayla Poling, Kendall Thomas, Abigail Donahue, and Anya Krumbine & 8th grader – Laura Wirtz who successfully competed at District and Regional tournaments to qualify for State Finals. Also a big congrats to the two 8th graders who qualified for States as well: Elizabeth Holup and Juliana Reising. A BIG CONGRATULATIONS TO 7th graders Jossi Meaux and Kayla Poling for making it to the fourth “Power Round”, meaning they are in the top 54 competition writers in Ohio!


Individual camp registrations forms are available below. Registration forms may be printed off and payments may be sent to Keri Altieri @ Bay High School.

Questions? Call 440-617-7406


2016 Boys Basketball Youth Camp

FB Youth Camp Flyer 2016


2016 Champ Camp Flier

Mini Rockette flyer 2016 for registration for camp

Bay Fire Department

Annual Fire Department Open House

Saturday, June 18, Noon – 3 p.m.

Refreshments – hot dogs, pizza, popsicles!
Chance for Kids to Shoot Water from a Firehose!
Fire Safety Information
Door Prizes
Tours of the Fire Trucks
Photo Opportunities
Everyone is invited to come and join us for
a day of fun in the sun at the Fire Station!
28100 Wolf Road, Bay Village

Remember to check our CALENDARS regularly for school events.

Join the Bay Village Schools Citizens Advisory Committee. Help shape the future of our schools in a tangible and thoughtful way! Deadline is July 15. Find more information and an application here.

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